We are pleased to announce we have entered into an agreement with the YMCA to provide before and after school childcare at Wade Thomas next year. We are grateful to San Anselmo Preschool for the program they have provided for many years now. The change in providers is intended to better serve our families with childcare needs. The various programs the YMCA will offer are:

  • Morning: Care is provided from 7am to the start of the school day. Kindergartners are escorted by Y staff to their classrooms at the start of the school day. Parents may select 1-5 days of morning care.
  • Afternoon TK/Kindie Flat Rate: Care is proved from Kindergarten dismissal until 3:05pm (1st-5th dismissal),  on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. This option does not include Wednesday care since all grades are dismissed at the same time.
  • Afternoon TK/Kindie Program: Care is proved from Kindergarten dismissal until 6:30pm. Parents may select 1-5 days of Afternoon TK/Kindie Program care.
  • After School Program: Care is proved from 1st-5th dismissal until 6:30pm. Parents may select 1-5 days of After School Program care.

YMCA staff will have a table at Open House; feel free to stop by and ask them any questions you may have. Registration for the 2019-2020 YMCA program will open at 7am on Wednesday, April 3. Please find the link to the Marin YMCA Childcare page where you can register here. Read on for additional information about registration.

Registration Information:

Both new and returning families will need to complete a registration packet, which will be emailed directly to you once you register online. All relevant paperwork must be submitted to your Site Coordinator within 7 days of receiving it.

Please note that when creating your membership profile, “Community Participant” is the option that will allow you to create a YMCA account and register for the program. There is no fee associated with this membership type. Other membership options are considered “facility memberships”, which require a monthly fee and allow access to the YMCA facility and member pricing on programs.

If you are applying for financial assistance, we will begin accepting applications and registration packets beginning April 3rd. Please register online to reserve your space, then complete the Financial Assistance Application and required documentation, in addition tothe paper registration packet. Please return directly to your Coordinator when completed.

If you need help setting up an account, please follow these instructions:

Go to the Marin YMCA website ; Use the middle box if you have ever been a member of the YMCA, and use the box on the right if you are a new member to the YMCA.

If you’re creating a new account, Select “Marin YMCA” as your branch.

Select “Community Participant” as the membership type, or explore other facility membership options.

Make sure to enter YOUR information first (since you will be the primary person on the account), then enter your child(ren)’s information by clicking “Add a Member/Child/Adult”. If you have more than one child, you will need to repeat this step. Adding any additional parents/guardians to the account is recommended but not required.

Adding a payment method at this time is encouraged, as you will be required to pay a per-child registration fee when you go to register your child(ren). When you register, your payment options will default to an Automatic Deduction for your monthly childcare tuition payments.

When your account has been created, please follow this link for information and registration.


YMCA Childcare at Wade Thomas for 2019-20

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